As the only national innovation cluster comprised exclusively of public institutions, the URC is dedicated to improving the quality of life for its region while advancing knowledge at a global level.
The URC is an alliance of Michigan’s three leading research institutions: Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. Each university features complete graduate and undergraduate education, as well as professional degrees in medicine, business and the law. Our research laboratories produce hundreds of patents each year, and our hospitals develop innovative medical treatments that save lives.
The URC plays a key role in creating a vibrant Michigan economy that leverages the intellectual capital of its three public research universities, to work proactively to attract the knowledge economy businesses that can find the research activity that feeds new enterprise, educates the workforce and plants the seeds for the new industries of tomorrow.
The combined experience and know-how of the URC universities are the hope of Michigan’s economy, producing new ideas and bright young minds to lead us all to a better future.